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An apparatus for testing and/or demonstrating an operation of a document inspection device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250229D
Publication Date: 2017-Jun-14

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Abstract

The invention relates to an apparatus for testing and/or demonstrating an operation of a document inspection device for a document sorting machine, in particular a banknote sorting machine, comprising a conveyor belt for transporting the document along at least a first document inspection device for inspecting the document, wherein the apparatus is further configured to accommodate the at least first document inspection device. The invention also relates to an apparatus comprising a document alignment unit. The invention further relates to respective methods.

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TITLE

An apparatus for testing and/or demonstrating an operation of a document inspection device

FIELD OF INVENTION

The invention relates to an apparatus for testing and/or demonstrating an 5

operation of a document inspection device for a document sorting machine, in

particular a banknote sorting machine. The invention also relates to a document

aligning device for a document sorting machine.

BACKGROUND

Automated, high- volume currency processing is an important technical field 10

affecting numerous aspects of the distribution, collection, and accounting of

paper currency. Currency processing presents unique labor task issues that are

intertwined with security considerations. Currency processing requires numerous

individual tasks, for example: the collection of single notes by a cashier or bank

teller, the accounting of individual commercial deposits or bank teller pay-in 15

accounts, the assimilation and shipment of individual deposits or accounts to a

central processing facility, the handling and accounting of a currency shipment

after it arrives at a processing facility, and the processing of individual accounts

through automated processing machines. Any step in the process that can be

automated, thereby eliminating the need for a human labor task, saves both the 20

labor requirements for processing currency and increases the security of the

entire process. Security is increased when instituting automated processes by

eliminating opportunities for theft, inadvertent loss, or mishandling of currency

and increasing accounting accuracy.

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A highly automated, high-volume processing system is essential to numerous

levels of currency distribution and collection networks. Several designs of high-

volume processing machines are available in the prior art and used by such

varied interests as national central banks, independent currency transporting

companies, currency printing facilities, and individual banks. In general, currency 30

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processing machines utilize a conveyer system which transports individual notes

along a series of detectors.

The development and testing of detectors for currency processing systems is a

challenging task. According to the prior art, new detectors or any other kind of

new equipment are inserted at certain points into existing currency processing 5

systems. These currency processing systems are extremely large in size so that

any demonstration of the functionality can - until today - only be performed at the

location where the currency processing system is installed.

SUMMARY

It is an object of the present invention to provide an apparatus and methods for a 10

valuable or security document or banknote processing machine having reduced

size and costs.

According to an aspect, an apparatus for testing and/or demonstrating an

operation of a document inspection device for a document sorting machine is

provided. The document sorting machine can be a banknote sorting machine. 15

The apparatus comprises a conveyor belt (s...